Art Basel Hong Kong ran from May 15-18. Here’s an absolutely subjective take on what I saw when I visited. Apologies for those works I’m unable to credit; it was a hectic Sunday and I didn’t have the time to note down the artist and gallery for every piece that I photographed.
First, the fun stuff.
I spotted a kids tour group where the adults had leashed the kids together in case they got lost.
There were several open areas for large works, often ones that had an element of public engagement. This circular table tennis setup was one of them.
Then, of course, there was a selection of world famous, blue chip art.
Above: Takashi Murakami.
Above: Keith Haring.
Hong Kong artists also made quite a showing, though I have to admit they’re more familiar to me because I’ve seen their works around town.
Above: Adrian Wong. (Wandering baby not part of installation.)
Above: Wilson Shieh.
Even more abundant was art from China.
Above: Liu Wei. It’s hard to see it from the photo but this painting is wall-sized and seems to be hand (not machine) made.
Above: Some sort of calligraphic revival piece from the Hanart TZ booth.
Above: Featuring Shenzhen’s Window of the World theme park. Artist unknown.
Last but not least, a couple of works that caught my eye but I don’t know who or where it’s from.